meeting             Some people make terrible business people. And if you have dreams about being an entrepreneur, now might be a good time to figure out if you have what it takes to be a good business person. There are some people who just make good business people. Successful deals and new business contacts seem to come easily to them. They make good investments, they have strong networks around them and they always seem to make good decisions. "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things," said former US President Ronald Reagan. If you’re wondering if you have what it takes to be a good business person, these are some tips for what you could look out for. 1. Leadership skills A successful business person is often a good leader. These are the people who have the ability to command the attention of a room, they inspire people to do their best work and they ensure their staff get work done. Remember that everyone has different styles and skills. 2. Competitiveness All successful business people have a healthy dose of competition. This drives them to reach the top and always do their best. This is what encourages them to do that little bit extra after everyone else has gone home. 3. Ability to take Initiative Taking initiative is an important part of being a business person. They don’t do what everyone else is doing and always go the extra mile. 4. Communication skills Never underestimate the importance of communication skills. Being able to effectively communicate with the people around you whether it be colleagues, associates or customers is an essential part of being in business. 4. Being Confident Being a successful business person means being assured of your skills and competencies. Luckily, if you’re not naturally confident, this is an area you can fake. You need to be able to convince people of your ideas based just on your confidence. Finally, you need to have the skills to back up all the above. This could be because of experience, natural talent or knowledge acquired while studying. From coming up with good ideas, finding the best sources of equipment finance or knowing what will work and what won’t, successful business people know exactly what they’re doing. Image:Pexels